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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Ballad Health, ETSU partner to create fellowship program in addiction medicine

ETSU and Ballad Health announced a partnership to create a new fellowship program in addiction medicine. Ballad Health will fund any un-reimbursed costs of the program, which could cost more than $2.5 million over 10 years. ... read more about Ballad Health, ETSU partner to create fellowship program in addiction medicine.

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ballad Health’s Wine Women & Shoes event raises $159,000 to enhance breast cancer screening programs

Nearly 800 local women will receive assistance through proceeds from this fourth annual event, held at the Virginian Golf Club. Wine Women & Shoes gives underserved women the ability to receive lifesaving exams and screenings, such as 3-D mammograms, breast MRI tests and genetic analyses and counseling. ... read more about Ballad Health’s Wine Women & Shoes event raises $159,000 to enhance breast cancer screening programs .

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ethan Collins named chief nursing officer at Smyth County Community Hospital

Praised as both an excellent bedside nurse and an insightful leader, Ethan Collins has been appointed as Smyth County Community Hospital’s chief nursing officer. He will also serve as chief nursing officer at Francis Marion Manor Health & Rehabilitation and Smyth County Home Health. ... read more about Ethan Collins named chief nursing officer at Smyth County Community Hospital .

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Ballad Health board authorizes adoption of Epic as its common technology platform

Ballad Health selected Epic as its partner for implementing a common, comprehensive electronic health record. The board of directors approved adoption of this technology platform to bring together all Ballad Health hospitals and service points. ... read more about Ballad Health board authorizes adoption of Epic as its common technology platform.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

Covered Bridge 5k Run/3k Walk June 9 to benefit Sycamore Shoals Hospital; registration open

The annual Covered Bridge 5k Run and 3k Walk benefiting Sycamore Shoals Hospital is set for Saturday, June 9, at 8 a.m. Parking and registration will be located in the heart of downtown at the City Hall parking lot on Hattie Avenue between Riverside Drive and Sycamore Street. ... read more about Covered Bridge 5k Run/3k Walk June 9 to benefit Sycamore Shoals Hospital; registration open.

Wednesday, May 16, 2018

Dr. Chris Metzger shares expertise, helps train Harvard endovascular fellows

As the largest teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital is a training ground for some of the nation’s most promising medical professionals. But for a select few, training isn’t complete without a visit to Holston Valley Medical Center with Dr. Chris Metzger. ... read more about Dr. Chris Metzger shares expertise, helps train Harvard endovascular fellows.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Boots & Bow Ties set for May 19; event benefits Washington County infant health

Get ready to put on your Sunday best and kick up your heels for a good cause – the fifth annual Boots & Bow Ties event is coming up Saturday, May 19.
Hosted by Johnston Memorial Hospital Foundation and presented by First Bank & Trust Company, this year’s Boots & Bow Ties raises funds to increase technology, equipment and programs that support the health of infants in Washington County, Virginia. ... read more about Boots & Bow Ties set for May 19; event benefits Washington County infant health.

Monday, April 30, 2018

Ballad Health legacy systems recognized nationally for excellence

Mountain States Health Alliance named as a top quintile performing health system in the nation, Wellmont Medical Associates recognized for improving quality, reducing cost ... read more about Ballad Health legacy systems recognized nationally for excellence.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Ballad Health credit ratings receive significant upgrade by second rating agency, affirmed by third

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. – Fitch Ratings joined S&P Global Ratings in upgrading the credit ratings for Ballad Health. Fitch increased the credit rating by two categories to a solid “A” rating with a stable outlook, bypassing the A- rating.  ... read more about Ballad Health credit ratings receive significant upgrade by second rating agency, affirmed by third.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Camp Caterpillar helps grieving children and families find solace, companionship and healing

KINGSPORT, Tenn. – Camp Caterpillar features the hallmarks of a traditional day camp – kids, crafts and other activities. But beyond the fun and games, something else happens: Grieving hearts find hope and healing. ... read more about Camp Caterpillar helps grieving children and families find solace, companionship and healing.